Kaine Signs Bill to Refund Road Fees, Taxes

Tue April 08, 2008 - Southeast Edition

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Refunds of taxes and fees collected unconstitutionally for northern Virginia road projects are on their way back to those who paid them.

Gov. Timothy Kaine March 25 signed a bill passed this year that sets up procedures for returning money collected by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

Among the refunds:

• The Department of Motor Vehicles will return the 1 percent initial registration fee on new vehicles and the $10 regional registration fee.

• Circuit Court clerks will work to return the grantor’s tax paid on real estate sales.

• The Treasury Department will return the 2 percent levy on car rentals and hotel rooms, the $10 boost in safety inspection fees and the 5 percent sales tax applied to car repairs.